High School to Receive Anti-Bullying Training After 'Beat the Jew' Game

LOS ANGELES -- Students at a Southern California high school where seniors were disciplined for playing a "Beat the Jew" game will receive anti-bullying training.

Eva Vega-Olds, project director for the Anti-Defamation League, said Friday her staff will conduct sessions for the 700-student sophomore class at La Quinta High School on Tuesday aimed at inspiring empathy, unlearning prejudice and motivating teens to take action against bullying and bias.

Seven seniors were disciplined last June for playing a game in which some students played the role of Nazis who blindfolded and dropped off other students playing Jews who had to find their way back to the campus.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area donated the funds to pay for the training sessions.